Beijing LGBT Centre celebrates its 5th anniversary, and has released the above video, “From Me to We: 5 Years with the Beijing LGBT Center” .
According to their website The Beijing LGBT Center (the Center) is a “non-profit, community-based organization that empowers the Beijing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community through offering social services, organizing advocacy programs, and providing a safe, fun, and inviting social space”.
The non-profit organisation was set up in 2008 as a collaboration by several LGBT organisations. Xu Bin, a board member, says the idea for the centre came about in 2006, according to fridae
. There were already gay bars in the city but the community had no resource centre unlike Taiwan, Europe and the United States. The centre now provides “mental health services, group and individual therapy, peer-mentorship programs for college-aged LGBT youth” and “organises a variety of advocacy programs as well as social activities”.
See their facebook
page, for further information.